Re: [Idr] WG LC on draft-ietf-idr-large-community-03.txt (10/17/2016 to 10/31/2016)

Robert Raszuk <robert@raszuk.net> Sat, 22 October 2016 13:53 UTC

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Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:53:05 +0200
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Subject: Re: [Idr] WG LC on draft-ietf-idr-large-community-03.txt (10/17/2016 to 10/31/2016)
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You are mixing SRC_ASN with TARGET_ASN in the same field.

Yes RFC1997 works like that but here we have opportunity to improve it.

Thx
R.

On Oct 22, 2016 2:27 PM, "Gert Doering" <gert@space.net>; wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 05:42:37PM +0200, Robert Raszuk wrote:
> > > Secondly, there's literally no way for the vendor to check whether an
> > > ASN belongs to "the entity that defines the meaning of the rest of the
> > > Large Community"
> >
> > Why not ?
> >
> > If you do not make those 4 octets configurable by spec and always fill it
> > with AS number defined in your BGP instance you will have assurance it
> > is ASN of the entity that defines the rest 8 octets of the LC as
> otherwise
> > you will likely not establish any EBGP sessions to your peers.
>
> But that is only half the intended usage of communities - one is
> "I tag it with <myas>:<some meaning>" to signal something to my own
> routers or my customers.
>
> The other one is "I tag it with <jobs as>:<some meaning>", and there is
> no way for my router to validate that "<jobs as>" is indeed the one
> who defined "<some meaning>".
>
> So, how exactly is the vendor to check variant B?
>
> (And if you do not understand what people use communities for, today,
> maybe you should not be argueing these points, sorry)
>
> > So there is very easy way to enforce it today in any BGP implementation.
>
> No.
>
> Gert Doering
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